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Elena and Her Men (1956)

Elena et les hommes (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 September 1956 (France)
Polish countess Elena falls in love to a French radical party's candidate, a general, in pre-World War I Paris, but another officer pines for her.

Director:

Jean Renoir

Writers:

Jean Renoir (adaptation), Jean Serge (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ingrid Bergman ... Elena Sokorowska
Jean Marais ... Général François Rollan
Mel Ferrer ... Le comte Henri de Chevincourt
Jean Richard ... Hector
Juliette Gréco ... Miarka, la gitane (as Juliette Greco)
Pierre Bertin Pierre Bertin ... Martin-Michaud
Dora Doll ... Rosa la Rose
Frédéric Duvallès Frédéric Duvallès ... Gaudin
Renaud Mary Renaud Mary ... Fleury
Jacques Morel Jacques Morel ... Duchêne
Albert Rémy ... Buchez
Jean Claudio Jean Claudio ... Lionel Villaret
Mirko Ellis Mirko Ellis ... Marbeau
Jacques Hilling Jacques Hilling ... Lisbonne
Jacques Jouanneau Jacques Jouanneau ... Eugène Martin-Michaud
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Storyline

Polish countess Elena falls in love to a French radical party's candidate, a general, in pre-World War I Paris, but another officer pines for her. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Taglines:

The Only Thing Gayer Than April in Paris is Bergman in Paris! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Audrey Hepburn did not want to be separated from her husband 'Mel Ferrer' while she was making Funny Face (1957), so filming of the Paris scenes in that film were timed to coincide with Ferrer's filming for this film. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits are a newspaper wedding announcement for the film's characters which includes the actors' names in parenthesis. See more »

Alternate Versions

English and French-language versions of this film were shot simultaneously. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ingrid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Miarka
Music by Joseph Kosma
Lyrics by Jean Renoir
Performed by Juliette Gréco
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Considering the names involved a disappointment
11 October 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Silly concoction is a minor work for all involved. Ingrid, in her last foreign film before her Rossolini fueled exile from Hollywood ended with her triumphant return in Anastastia, is charming and her dresses are incredibly beautiful. But the settings have a sense of falseness to them, even wealthy people's homes look like someone lives there, these are obvious sets. Even the outdoor scenes have a claustrophobic feeling of being stage-bound. Renoir doesn't seem comfortable with the material or perhaps he didn't believe in it, either way it's missing a light touch that would have turned the film into a charming soufflé instead of the flat farce that it is. Mildly amusing but almost completely forgettable.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 September 1956 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Elena and Her Men See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,568
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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